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How to Prepare Your Spare Bedroom for Holiday Guests

Opening - how to prepare your spare bedroom for holiday guests | Innovate Home Org | #Sparebedroom #HolidayGuests #MultiPurposeBedroom #GuestBedroom
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The date seemed far away – at least it did a few months ago. Today you’re not sure what possessed you to agree to host the holidays. On top of that you felt good (at the time) when you invited Aunt Betty and Uncle Louie to stay through the holidays – since they’ll be driving in for your big Christmas celebration.

Now, as you’ve come to your senses, panic has set in.

Aunt Betty can be a bit on the finicky side (OK – if we’re being real, she…

7 Smart Ideas for an Effective Mudroom Storage Design

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When you think about your mudroom what words come to mind? Is it neat, organized, everything’s in its place? Or do the words ‘blown-apart’ come to mind? Are you looking at piles of shoes, book bags, sports duffle bags and packages waiting to be put ‘somewhere’ in a jumbled mess?

If your life resembles most people who are ‘attempting’ to keep your head above water raising kids, working AND trying to keep your home at least ‘somewhat’…

11 Frequently Asked Questions about a Murphy Wall Bed You Need to Know

Frequently asked questions about a murphy wall bed everyone needs to know | Innovate Building Solutions | #MurphyBed #WallBed #ColumbusMurphyBed
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Murphy wall beds. How can something so old (the concept was invented over 105 years ago), become so fresh, exciting and necessary in today’s homes and lofts? Here’s how.

When you combine rising real estate prices, the escalating cost of building, and a trend towards smaller homes, lofts and micro-sized apartments you have a world ‘ripe’ for a Murphy bed.

Murphy beds are cool. They give you the ability to have ‘flex space.’ You aren’t stuck…

9 Common Errors to Avoid When Designing a Reach in or Walk in Closet

9 common error to avoid when designing a reach in or walk in closet | Innovate Home Org | Walk In Closet | Reach In Closet | #ClosetOrganization #WalkInCloset #ReachInCloset
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I’ve got a question for you. How many custom closets have you designed? If you answered none, I totally get it. You’re in the majority. Even most people ‘in the trades’ (your builder, remodeling contractor or interior designer) are clueless about closet design (even though there are 5 to 10 closets in every home). Many contractors and builders think, “Just slap in a few rods and wire shelves and call it a day.”

The question is this. If you’re…

The 10 Most Aggravating Garage Storage Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Most Aggravating Garage Storage Problems | Innovate Building Solutions | Innovate Home Org | #GarageStorage #StorageSolutions #StorageTips #MessyGarage
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25% of homeowners keep their garage doors closed because they’re embarrassed others will see in.

Over 1/3 of homeowners can’t park their cars, SUV’s and trucks in their garage because they’ve got too much stuff (or you can call it junk) stored inside.

Most people think of the garage as the ugliest ‘room’ of their house (or they don’t consider this huge space a room at all but use it like the home’s oversized junk drawer).

Your garage is a pain…

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…A Custom Closet Design from a Professional Designer

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I have to admit it, when my wife Rose was pregnant with our first son, Grant, and she (like 93% of the women who buy a book about pregnancy) toted around What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I had ZERO desire to crack it open and start digging in.

Call me your typical irresponsible dude, but I thought we’d figure out this kid thing as we went along. After all – how hard can be, said the naïve first-time Father.

Fortunately for me, Rose was more…